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Jerusalem - Netanyahu Picks Hawkish New Security Adviser

Published on: March 9, 2011 11:19 AM
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Jerusalem - Israel’s prime minister has appointed a new security adviser — an ex-general known for his hawkish views.

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A statement from Benjamin Netanyahu’s office Wednesday said Yaakov Amidror will become Israel’s new National Security Council chief, replacing Uzi Arad, a longtime Netanyahu confidant who resigned.

Amidror is known as a hard-liner who opposed Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza in 2005. He has since called to reoccupy the crowded area to stop frequent rocket attacks on southern Israel by Palestinian militants. That view is shared by a relatively small number of Israeli hawks.

His appointment comes as the Netanyahu appears poised to unveil a diplomatic initiative about peace with the Palestinians.

Talks collapsed last year over disputes about Israeli settlements in the West Bank.


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 Mar 09, 2011 at 11:50 AM fiftyseven Says:

just because the AP has decided to call it "hawkish" does not mean i have to agree!

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 Mar 09, 2011 at 02:21 PM ShmuelG Says:

And besides, many zionists who cultivate their 'hawkish' reputations while in the opposition or not in politics, become confused as soon as they get power and start participating in harebrained peace schemes with the arabs.Netanyahu I, Sharon, Netanyahu II...

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 Mar 09, 2011 at 02:37 PM unbelvbl Says:

What does "hawkish" really mean? I would interpreted it as a person with great vision as a hawk!

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 Mar 09, 2011 at 08:34 PM shredready Says:

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ShmuelG Says:

And besides, many zionists who cultivate their 'hawkish' reputations while in the opposition or not in politics, become confused as soon as they get power and start participating in harebrained peace schemes with the arabs.Netanyahu I, Sharon, Netanyahu II...

well something has to be done do you want to live in a state of war all the time forever

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 Mar 09, 2011 at 08:35 PM shredready Says:

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unbelvbl Says:

What does "hawkish" really mean? I would interpreted it as a person with great vision as a hawk!

I bet nobody in Europe thought they could ever make peace with the Germans but they did

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 Mar 10, 2011 at 12:23 PM RebBaltimore Says:

We should be concerned that Amidror will be window dressing for Bibi to appease the right (like Boogie Yaalon) while Bibi continues to give in to US pressure to carve a Palestine Islamist terror state out of Eretz HaKodesh's Yehuda, Shomron, Gaza, & eastern Jerusalem!

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